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Un-schooled. Now I Know: Learn Something New Every Day, By Email. Five Learning Activities to Increase Student Engagement. Student engagement is a topic that is constantly being discussed by teachers, administrators, and parents alike.

Five Learning Activities to Increase Student Engagement

While all of these stakeholders know what student engagement looks like, it is often times unclear how to get students actively engaged in a lesson. I am going to suggest a variety of activities to increase student engagement in your classroom using both modern technology and traditional classroom instruction. 1 - Jigsaw Activities After reading a story, article, or book, I split students into small groups and assign each group a concept to focus on. After the students have discussed their concept, I split the groups up again so that each group has one member from each original group. Is Your Child "Learning How to Learn"? Ed Note: Shelley Wright is a high school teacher in Moose Jaw, SK, who has recently been making some significant changes to her teaching in the classroom.

Is Your Child "Learning How to Learn"?

The post below first appeared on Wright's blog with The Daily Riff adding bold for emphasis. We find Wright's point-of-view valuable as it relates to how technology is changing the way teachers teach, and how and what students learn. Most of all, we appreciate her openness by sharing her un-learning and re-learning journey in this new world of teaching.

-C.J. From Passive to Active Learners - Consumers to Creators. What Makes Them Click » Blog Archive » 100 Things You Should Know About People: #49 — The Brain Looks For Simple Patterns - Applying Psychology to Understand How People Think, Work, and Relate. What do you see when you look at the x’s below?

What Makes Them Click » Blog Archive » 100 Things You Should Know About People: #49 — The Brain Looks For Simple Patterns - Applying Psychology to Understand How People Think, Work, and Relate

Jackie's Young Adults Blog. Graduation Ceremony Survival Monday April 14, 2014 If you've got a high school or college graduation ceremony coming up, it's time to start thinking about packing that survival bag.

Jackie's Young Adults Blog

Sitting in the glorious sunshine for a few minutes is a lovely thing. Blogging through the Fourth Dimension. Reflection – a critical step in learning. November 11, 2010 | habits of mind, inquiry, learning | Tagged habits of mind, inquiry, metacognition, reflection.

Reflection – a critical step in learning

A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part I) My approach to staff development (and teaching) borrows from the thinking of Donald Finkel who believed that teaching should be thought of as "providing experience, provoking reflection.

A Taxonomy of Reflection: Critical Thinking For Students, Teachers, and Principals (Part I)

" He goes on to write, ... to reflectively experience is to make connections within the details of the work of the problem, to see it through the lens of abstraction or theory, to generate one's own questions about it, to take more active and conscious control over understanding. ~ From Teaching With Your Mouth Shut Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES. Who We Are. Aaron Eyler Aaron Eyler is a high school history teacher in central New Jersey with a passion for education as well as developing innovative strategies.

Who We Are

An avid reader, he spends much of his time muddling through articles, books, and the like on a quest to improve his ability to think critically about education and the school’s role in society. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration & Leadership. He is also the writer of the blog “Synthesizing Education”. 21st Century Collaborative. 21st Century Educator. Digital Directions. The Leadership and Learning Center. Free, interactive, assembly-style presentations for high schools and colleges - For Educators - Making It Count Programs. Surviving College Life. EdBlog: Blog of the Week – How You Can Help Support a Blogger Each Week. Jane's Pick of the Day.

Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2010. Since the past three have been so successful,* I am putting out a call for people to participate in Leadership Day 2010.

Calling all bloggers! – Leadership Day 2010

As I said three years ago: About. My name is George Couros, and I am currently a Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.


The schools are from ages K-12, and I love working with kids of all ages. Learning in the Corporate Sector. The Answer Sheet - A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else) Study Hacks. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World The ability to focus without distraction is becoming increasingly valuable.

Study Hacks

Finding Ways for All Kids to Flourish. Education Innovating. Education. UniversityBlog. Scott Young. ScienceBlogs - Education. College Degree. Associates Degree. March 8th, 2011 The following programs are the most notorious repeat offenders, the blatant cheaters who always seem to have NCAA investigators breathing down their necks Read More » February 21st, 2011. Learning Master. As Twitter has made its impression on every sphere of life and professionals from every sphere of life are Tweeting on it. Field of education and especially, teachers, are one of the largest community using it intensively.

Below are some famous tools which teacher can use for their benefit while on Twitter: TweetDeck This is on one of the most popular Twitter applications that can be used by anyone irrespective of their profession and area of working. However, for teachers it plays significant role to remain connected with students for communication and teaching purposes. It helps one to be connected across Twitter, Facebook and other utilities. Shelly Terrell (Teacher Reboot Camp) Psych Files. Tom's Blog. Steven Anderson (Web 2.0) Patricia Donaghy. InfoSavvy Group. Brainstretcher. Qrious. Edurati Review. Bob Sullo (internalmotivation) Bill Klemm. About Graduation. Mission to Learn. Pass 1st Time. Jay Mathews (Washington Post) Study-Skills.

Learning Fundamentals (Jane Genovese) Anthony Cody. By Anthony Cody April 28, 2010 at 10:59 AM We are getting ready for our talk with Arne Duncan, and the members of Teachers' Letters to Obama are actively engaged in generating questions and thoughts to share with him. We have been discussing the key issues, and this weekend we asked members for their thoughts on what they would like to say to the Secretary of Education. Psychology Today. Kevin Washburn. You blog. 8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in. These inspiring, insightful videos make the case for stepping up the integration of technology in today’s classrooms As an advocate of the use of Internet technologies in education, my fundamental goal is to inspire instructors and other members of the educational community to embrace the use of these technologies in today’s educational process.

I’ve attempted to make the case myself in a couple previous blog posts, such as the popular 5 Reasons Why Educators Need To Embrace Internet Technologies and 10 Internet technologies that educators should be informed about. How My Parents Shaped My Teaching. One would assume that I developed my philosophy of education based upon my own experiences as a student. Or perhaps I synethesized the philosophical books I read in college (one part Aristotle, another part Mills, add some Wittgenstein) or maybe it had to do with the influence of my mentor, Brad.

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